Monday, October 29, 2007

Skull Cakes

Try a scary spin on the traditional cupcake. These tasty skulls will be a howl at your next Halloween party.

1 pkg. (2-layer size) white cake mix
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
1 pkg. (16 oz.) powdered sugar, sifted (about 4 to 4-1/2 cups)
12 JET-PUFFED Marshmallows, cut in half widthwise
72 semi-sweet chocolate chips
96 candy corn

PREPARE cake batter as directed on package; blend in dry pudding mix. Spoon evenly into 24 paper-lined medium muffin cups. Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Cool completely.
BEAT cream cheese, butter and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add sugar gradually, beating well after each addition.
PULL each cupcake liner partially away from cake. Place a marshmallow half between paper and cupcake to create skull's "jaw." Frost cupcakes with cream cheese mixture. Decorate with chocolate chips for the "eyes" and "nose" and candy corn for the "teeth."


lexi said...

too cute!

s.j.simon said...

lol. did you know that chocolate was banned in switzerland for many years. read this